Photo story: Softball sweeps against Bemidji and Crookston


Joseph Eichele

Pictured: second-year Warrior Carly Engelhardt at bat against University of Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles. In game one, the Warriors swept 8-0. Fourth-year Warrior Liz Pautz took the circle and received strong support from her hitters as well. Second-year Abbie Hlas and third-year Libby Neveau both threw homers in the first inning, scoring second-years Teaghen Amwoza, Engelhardt and fourth- year Warrior Marissa Mullen, scoring on the two hits for a 6-0 lead at the end of the first inning. Overall, Winona State had eight runs with ten hits and no errors. Leading the way was Neveau with five RBI.

Syerah Mulhern-Allred, Sports Editor


The second opponent of the week for the Warriors was Bemidji State University where Winona State secured a four-game winning streak. Pautz threw again, striking out 13 hitters and walked only two. Engelhardt continued her strong weekend with three home runs in the game and four for the weekend at that point. The game ended 7-2 for the third game of the weekend. (Joseph Eichele)


In the second game against Bemidji, the Warriors won 5-1 for a four-game streak going into the home matches this weekend. Hlas was in the circle, bringing her season to 6-4. She struck out four batters while giving away 3 hits. Offensively, Winona State only had one run until the fifth inning when they picked up speed and eventually had a major sixth inning that ended 5-1. After a strong four games, the Warriors move to 22-10 overall and 8-2 in the NSIC. Next up, the Warriors host University of Minnesota-Duluth on Friday
and St. Cloud State University on Saturday for strong match-ups for the upcoming home-turf weekend. (Joseph Eichele)


During game two this past weekend, Winona State saw another great game in the circle with Hlas who struck out eight Crookston batters to start off the second game of the series. Engelhardt had two home runs while second-year Warrior Sam Keller had two doubles. Hlas picked up the speed as this win put her at 5-4 this season so far. The game ended 15-0. (Joseph Eichele)